- 2 Weeks
- 40 Workshops
- Ages 7 - 18
Create, Grow And Make Awesome Friends In Israel This Summer!
The moment you’ll arrive at the BIG IDEA camp, you will feel like you have stepped into a fairy tale. Everything you need for a perfect summer in Israel is already there: the newest computer labs, an entertainment hall, a basketball court, elegant dorms, an awesome swimming pool, and great scenery.
Mix technology with friends, boost your life skills, personal growth and make this summer meaningful.
After all the non-stop activities you will go through during the day, it is nice to relax in the evening at the comfortable dorms. Each suite has 2 bedrooms, an entry hall, and a private bathroom and showers. Each room is also equipped with an AC unit.
There are 3-6 campers staying in each room, all from the same age group. We mix our Israeli and international campers together, so you will have the chance to meet new friends from Israel and practice your English or Hebrew with them. Boys and girls live in separate dorms. During the day, while campers participate in their regular activities, the dorm buildings are locked.
There are always counselors supervising the dorms. Each floor has a staff room, available for campers 24 hours a day. In the evenings, during shower time, the counselors visit the rooms and lead fun games and activities, that help the campers get to know their new friends and feel more comfortable with each other.
Jeff came back home yesterday and now in an unstoppable mode talking about the friends and interesting things of camp. He loved everyone and started missing you all:-)
Thank you all for taking good care of him and a special thanks to the group and workshop counselors who always kept me updated, hope to see you guys all again next summer.Anna, Jeff’s mom
About half of our campers are Israeli, giving our campers from abroad a real taste of the Israeli culture. Make Israeli friends this summer – friendships that will keep growing bigger from year to year!
The camps main language is English, but you will still be able to improve your Hebrew alongside your new Israeli friends.
There is no better place to get that Jewish summer camp atmosphere than in a summer camp in Israel. We have created an accepting environment based on mutual respect, where kids and teens from every - background can feel comfortable.
Everyone coming to BIG IDEA want to do something interesting and valuable during their summer vacation.
You won’t believe how much you have in common with children that grew up on the other side of the world! The friendships you will form will be very empowering and mind-opening, as we celebrate the differences and diversity in our camp.
Say goodbye to your cellphone!
Yes, you’re not mistaken – our camp is phone-free!
A big part of the BIG IDEA experience is to develop independence skills. Taking phones away creates priceless social interactions. By removing this distraction, we allow children to truly connect with each other. Those friendship last a lifetime!
What Interests You?
You choose – music or film, robotics, programming, drones, theater or wave surfing. Upgrade your skills with more than 40 professional workshops. By the end of camp, you’ll have created amazing projects using all the new experience & knowledge that you gained.
discover your passions, we believe that if you can dream it, you can do it!
When they’re not being criticized and graded, children are free to express their true selves, think big, take chances – and succeed!
You can count on us that by the end of summer you’ll be inspired to continue developing your new skills by working on new projects!
Come and meet teens from Jewish communities all around the world!
Every year, half of our campers come from abroad just to have an amazing experience in BIG IDEA!
You’ll be with them at the dorms, hang out with them at the pool and go with them to the different workshops. Two weeks later you will be sad to leave the really good friends that you met from many different countries.
The camp’s main language is English, but will still give you a great opportunity to improve your Hebrew alongside your new Israeli friends.
This summer, campers from over 30 countries will take part in the BIG IDEA summer camp: Israel, USA, France, Spain, Italy, England, Canada, Germany, Peru, China, Norway, Turkey, Argentina and many more…
Everyone already knows the success story of the Israeli hi-tech industry. It’s time to get to know it from up close!
We go on fascinating tours in the most advanced technology centers in Israel and meet with start-up entrepreneurs that come to camp to tell about their personal success stories and of their unique developments.
There are many dance parties, a pool party with a BBQ dinner, a LAN party with game consoles and giant screens, an international talent show, where each camper can go on stage and perform and SO much more ;)
BIG IDEA’s Max program is a unique overnight summer experience in Israel for children and
teens, ages 7 to 18, diagnosed with high-functioning autism, Asperger syndrome or PDD.
Teens and children from Israel and from all around the world get to explore the world of Israeli hi-tech and develop their social skills and creative skills in a meaningful Jewish atmosphere.
Participants can choose three technological workshops such as: designing websites, building robots, graphic design and digital photography, creating computer games, producing video
clips and digital music, programming and many more unique workshops.
The spoken language at BIG IDEA is English.
Trips around Israel:
Extend your experience in Israel by adding a trip between the camp sessions. This is a great way to discover the most exciting places in Israel and bond with your camp friends.
Exciting North - trip between 1st & 2nd session - A weekend full of hiking and white water rafting at the Jordan river.
Israeli Experience - Trip between 2nd & 3rd session - Get to see it all: Tel Aviv, Akko, Rosh Hanikra and fun beach activities in the Mediterranean.